I had a typical Saturday afternoon. I looked at the used books I bought this morning in Grand Rapids. In a couple of weeks there is another big used book sale in South Haven Michigan that we go to every year. I wonder what we will find this year at this used books sale.
When my wife got up this afternoon I grilled hot dogs for her. I think my wife misses how her kinfolk celebrated national holy days when she was growing up. I am not into celebrating national holy days. I am not into waving the American flag or setting off fire works. I think the whole Fourth of July celebration stuff is plain stupid. On the Fourth of July is not a time to celebrate but to mourn for our national sins.
After grilling hot dogs I watered my wildflower garden and then cleaned the kitchen. I do not remember reading anything. I did put away the used books I bought this morning into our book collection. I have been looking at this used book this afternoon, "The Journals of Mary Butts" Edited by Nathalie Blondel. I also plan to look at this used book this evening, "Unsent Letters: Irreverent Notes From a Literary Life" by Malcolm Bradbury. I have several books by Malcolm Bradbury in our library.
Well not much else to report. Tomorrow Caleb, Emily, and baby Josie Joy are coming over for a Sunday dinner. Existence keeps speeding by. The Lord is coming back soon.
" And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.
 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come." Matthew 24:3-14